Angus & Julia Stone - Heart Full Of Wine - Independiente

Another double-disc set, this mini album from the Aussie brother-sister duo accompanies their debut EP Chocolate & Cigarettes. A splendid 12 tracks exhibit a real, raw, intimate and warm new talent. Subtle but attention-grabbing, strong finger picked melo

Another double-disc set, this mini album from the Aussie brother-sister duo accompanies their debut EP Chocolate & Cigarettes.

A splendid 12 tracks exhibit a real, raw, intimate and warm new talent.

Subtle but attention-grabbing, strong finger picked melodies swirl around soft drum brushes, harmonica, violin and the warm, velvety voice of Julia, which at rest shares Björk's tone but occasionally rises to a brittle rasp.

Angus sings too, light and delicate like a young Paul Simon. Together, they steer their way through summery lilts (Mango Tree), darker introspection (Fooled Myself) and beautiful, half-whispered storytelling (Wooden Chair).

It's out on Monday, so save your pennies for your new folky favourites.

4/5